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Prison Fellowship Fights the 48,000 Forces Keeping Former Inmates from a Second Chance

Broad coalition launches awareness month to dismantle ‘second prison’ beyond bars. As Americans across the political spectrum work to reform the criminal justice system and reduce the record-high prison population, another issue hasShow More Summary

The Invisible Americans in ‘Served Like a Girl’ and ‘The Work’

New documentaries profile the easily overlooked experiences of female veterans and male convicts. Americans increasingly live in bubbles and echo chambers where our news, our social media feeds, and even our churches tailor their messages so precisely that we rarely see or hear those whose lives and beliefs differ drastically from our own. Show More Summary

How 1,000 Pastors Pursue Racial Reconciliation

Personal relationships and prayer preferred over preaching and protests. Nine out of 10 American pastors say they recently encouraged racial reconciliation. Their favorite method: Breaking bread with someone of another ethnicity. A new...Show More Summary

Following Jesus: The Master of the Question

Q Place founder encourages believers to ask more questions. A few years ago I found some relevant wisdom on evangelism and spiritual transformation in an unlikely place: Forbes Magazine. The article was entitled “The 3 Most PowerfulShow More Summary

Listen More, Speak Less to Help After Tragedies Like the Deadly Texas Church Bus Accident

Listening will speak more deeply to survivors than any words you might say. We live in a world where tragedies come—and come far too often. The world is broken, and tragic moments remind us of that reality. However, it’s unusual to know someone who is on the front page of the news for such tragedy. But that’s the case right now. Show More Summary

The Integrity Challenge

Organizations that name the name of Christ must communicate truth consistently. Every Christian with a heart to please Christ faces a daily challenge to maintain and even grow in integrity—to be as good on the inside as we may seem to others on the outside. Show More Summary

Just Who Are These ‘People of Faith’ Anyway?

Articulating moral consensus in a pluralistic country. “We need to stand together with people of faith.” A former Canadian federal cabinet minister received a warm round of applause from the studio audience when he flourished this line during a national radio broadcast. Others who heard him were not so sure. Show More Summary

What's the Deal with Lent Anyway?

Skepticism about this season is based mostly on myths and misconceptions. O ne day early in our engagement, my then-fiancée now-wife, Laura, and I were locked in a stalemate: Where would we go to church once we were married? It began politely enough but devolved into exasperation. Show More Summary

Interview: The Three Myths of Cohabitation

Sociologist Bradford Wilcox reports the surprising results of his new international study on cohabitation and its impact on kids. According to a recent sociological study, cohabitation has a notably deleterious impact on one particular group: kids. Show More Summary

After 40 Girls Die in Orphanage Fire, Guatemala Asks Evangelicals for Advice

Tragedy becomes impetus for reforms sought by Christian experts. Earlier this month, a fire at an orphanage outside of Guatemala’s capital caught international attention. Forty children died of carbon monoxide poisoning and burns; the...Show More Summary

What’s Love Got to Do with It? Love, Marriage, and the Gospel

Dr. David Van Dyke joins Drs Cohick and Stetzer for the latest Theology for Life podcast. What is love, and how is it reflected in our lives? How do we have a love stance that is based in action instead of emotion? What is our culture...Show More Summary

In ‘American Gods’, the Deities of Myth Meet the Modern World

The pilot for the upcoming Starz series raises provocative questions about worship and divinity. Neil Gaiman begins his novel American Gods with an epigraph from Richard Dorson’s “A Theory for American Folklore.” In it, Dorson asks what happens to demonic beings of one culture when its people immigrate to another. Show More Summary

The ‘Feminine’ Trait Every Christian Needs to Learn

The virture of endurance was a ‘female’ attribute in New Testament times. O n June 17, 2015, in Charleston, South Carolina, a white supremacist gunned down nine African American Christians as they participated in a Wednesday night Bible study at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Show More Summary

Church-Planting Shifts, Part Four: Supporting Planters

Church planting may require supporting church planters, not church plants. Read Part One, The Launch, Part Two, From Nominal to Secular, and Part Three, Preparing Our People for Witness. As I have discussed in this series on church-planting...Show More Summary

This Unpaid Pensions Case Could Crush Christian Hospitals

Supreme Court will decide if religious organizations qualify for IRS church exemption. Today the US Supreme Court heard a trio of lawsuits on pension plans at Christian hospital systems. So far, the panel of justices seems torn overShow More Summary

The BGCE Gospel Life Podcast (Ep. 7)

Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus. Episode Seven | What Would It Mean for Us to Humanize Each Person We Meet? Laurie Nichols, Director of Communications at the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism,...Show More Summary

From Kuyper to Keller: Why Princeton’s Prize Controversy Is So Ironic

A former winner explains how the seminary honor that once brought the Reformed community together is now splitting it. A large number of the 300 who attended the 1998 Stone Lectures at Princeton Theological Seminary were “Kuyperians.” On...Show More Summary

Launch of the Chicagoland Church Planting Alliance

The Moody Church hosted the inaugural meeting. Church planting can be hard, lonely work. Church planters often plod along, encouraging their flock without a peer network with which to share triumphs and frustrations. As discussed here on The Exchange, one of the key issues facing church planters is maintaining spiritual, physical, and mental health. Show More Summary

How to Escape America’s Anger Problem

In this rancorous post-election season, some women are turning to tried-and-true solutions. Last year, the BBC asked a question that many of us are still asking: “Why Are Americans So Angry?” According to a CNN/ORC poll from a year ago,...Show More Summary

The LAUNCH Survey: Helpful and Hindering Factors for Launching into Long-Term Missions

Sending agency surveyed 299 long-term missionaries. A few years ago the founder of our training program said, “We have a lot of people who come to us with a desire to serve God internationally, but not all end up overseas. How can we...Show More Summary

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